My expertise is in visual communications.
I find the some of your comments somewhat condescending to say the least.
I feel that to infer that little can be understood or contributed by someone approaching this issue from within a normally unrelated discipline somewhat arrogant.
I must say as a relative newcomer and one who set out with a relatively neutral stance it has become very apparent to me that the above mentioned attitude seems to be the norm within the orthodox community.
However I shall move on..
You speak of "aesthetic considerations" having a direct effect upon the relative spatial arrangement of the gestures, therefore giving plausibility to inconsistency within the text.
Please could you elaborate on that.
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